Nudging people to eat healthy

Researchers have found that changing the amount of food on a plate - without necessarily educating people about nutritional content - is most effective in improving eating habits

Food nutrition labelling is a popular way for governments to drive healthy eating.

By informing people of the nutritional content of the food products, the hope is that consumers will make healthier choices.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 12, 2019, with the headline 'Nudging people to eat healthy'. Subscribe